Just as we regain our equilibrium from the experience of one of Accuphase’s new products, we’re knocked sideways by the next. Again, part of the most recent Accuphase development, the P-4200 not only is a truly beautiful piece of engineering excellence, it redefines what we understand power amplification brings to the party. We have experienced some of the ‘fastest’ and ‘most transparent’ amplifiers over the last decade, with the ‘coherence’ essential to making music make sense. We have never heard amplification which combines and extends all of the above with the ability to deliver visceral ‘instrument presence’ in the way this amplifier does. As this is the junior model in the range, we can’t wait to get our hands on some of its more powerful brothers.